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Peter Savill, Christopher Perrins, Keith Kirby, and Nigel Fisher

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780199605187

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199605187.001.0001

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The Physical Environment

The Physical Environment

(p.19) 2 The Physical Environment
Wytham Woods

M.E. Taylor

M.D. Morecroft

H.R. Oliver

Oxford University Press

This chapter describes the physical environment surrounding Wytham Woods by providing illustrations of the area. It analyses information gathered from the Environmental Change Network (ECN), and examines the location's topography, climate, geology and soils, and hydrology. It also briefly tackles the issue of pollution in the Woods due to acidification and the fertilizing effects of nitrogen deposition.

Keywords:   physical environment, Wytham Woods, Environmental Change Network, topography, climate, geology, hydrology, pollution, acidification, nitrogen deposition

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